Battery life after maps update.

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  1. cb7junkie

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    Ok guys, I have noticed a serious drop in my battery life since I got the new maps update. I'm talking its only been 4 hours since full charge and I'm at 20%. I'm not using it any more than usual. Not rooted. Anyone having this issue and how can I fix it?

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    Anything guys????

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    Turn off your gps?

    I don’t know. I've got the update on ny Droid and have seen absolutely no change in battery life.

    Good luck.

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    Gps is off. It may not be the update then. That's just when I noticed it. Does anything else cause this?

    Thanks BTW.

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    I'm wondering if it has something to do with the offline caching? Yesterday I was reading on one of the Google dev blogs that their algorithm to figure out what to cache is still a bit rough around the edges and will be improved over time.
     
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    Go into settings and check battery usage. It will show the top consumers of power.

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    Dave, you could be right.


    Usage:
    Android system: 42%
    Cell standby: 23%
    Display: 15%
    Phone idle: 14%
    Internet: 4%
    Media server: 2%

    Does any of this sound out of the ordinary?

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    cb, try turning on wifi. It may help your battery usage. None of your stats look totally out of whack. If that doesn't help, check your apps. You might have one that's been consuming more than its fair share of power.
     
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    On my phone, I've never seen android sys consume more power than the Display (IIRC).

    If this was my phone, I'd uninstall Gmaps and see what the impact is on the battery. After I had a grip on that, I'd reinstall Gmaps5 and see if it straightens out.

    You may have a factory hard reset in your future. :icon_evil:
     
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    Defiantly not what I wanna hear...... lol.

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    Might be the easiest way to deal with the problem. You'll lose text messages but if your contacts are stored as google contacts and pics are on your SD card you won't lose anything else. Apps can be restored from Market, and you can use an app like SMS Backup to save your text messages to gmail if you so choose before the reset.
     
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    Ok, so how do I go about doing a hard reboot?

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